ShaleCast is giving power back to mineral owners.

About ShaleCast

Who We Are

ShaleCast is a passionate group of mineral owners, petroleum engineers and technologists dedicated to serving mineral owners minted by the shale revolution.

Our partners publish the largest online network of mineral owners (GoHaynesvilleShale, GoMarcellusShale, EagleFordForum) and we recognize how hard it is to make informed decisions involving the value of your mineral holdings.

We’ve also seen first-hand the difference it makes when mineral owners have direct access to industry knowledge and expertise. ShaleCast is an unprecedented effort to deliver that expertise more widely and deeply than ever before.

How We Help

In an industry marked by complexity and a lack of transparency, ShaleCast helps mineral owners by bringing them insider knowledge and tools in simple-to-use online software. We’ve designed it specifically for the mineral owner.

ShaleCast helps owners discover the value of their wells and demystifies mineral ownership. Using oil and gas production data, as reported to the states, we’ve developed a well-by-well income forecast for each one.

This information, coupled with a comparative analysis of well results across several major shale plays, is put in the hands of owners and empowers them to make critical decisions regarding their mineral rights and royalties for years to come.

Mission Statement

To transform mineral rights ownership by empowering owners with well analysis, online tools, and information that helps you make better decisions for your families and businesses.

Our Team

Dan Arthur, P.E., SPEC

Co-founder and Lead Petroleum Engineer

Dan brings a wealth of petroleum engineering expertise to the ShaleCast team, from leading large studies on unconventional resource development for the DOE, to oil-field analysis work for many of the largest producers in the world. As a registered engineer in over 29 states, and a founding partner in one of the industry’s most respected and dynamic engineering consultancies, ALL Consulting, he’s developed a deep understanding of the geology, oil & gas operations, and regulatory issues facing oil and gas operators as they drill for and produce minerals. He’s passionate about translating that expertise into solutions for mineral owners across the US. He’s also a huge rock hound. His favorite collectors item is “Ginny” the Tyrannosaurus Rex that hangs in his office. Over the last several years, Dan has shown off his dad skills by supporting his son’s baseball career and moving his daughter to the Big Apple.

Dan’s recent publications

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Considerations for Natural Gas Wells of the Marcellus Shale
  • State and Federal Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing: A Comparative Analysis
  • The Marcellus Shale: Environmental Issues for Modern Shale Gas Development

Memberships & Positions

  • Department of Energy Federal Advisory Committee on Unconventional Resources
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Department of Energy Annex III Agreement between the United States and China

Keith Mauck, J.D.

Co-founder and Lead for Policy and Advocacy

Keith’s involvement with the shale industry began when he and his wife were seeking answers as they sought to lease her minerals in the early stages of the Haynesville Shale development. In 2008 he co-founded, to crowd source information on shale development. Soon after that, Keith would launch and His leadership grew network membership from zero to 45,000 and established profitability in under a year. Today, the three sites account for the largest social network of mineral owners in the U.S and nearly 30,000 people receive Weekly Shale; a weekly e-newsletter recapping industry headlines and discussions. Keith has previously worked as Deputy Field Director & registered lobbyist for a national advocacy group in Washington D.C. and has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Examiner and other local and national media publications. Keith holds a law degree from Regent University and rejoices that he was rescued from practicing law.

Benjamin Hall

Co-founder and President

Benjamin is a third generation owner and manager of producing mineral property in Louisiana and his passion for transforming the experience of mineral ownership began with the proverbial “knock on the door” from a landman. Along with Keith Mauck, he co-founded, which grew to the largest online network for mineral owners in Louisiana and Texas. Benjamin brings to ShaleCast over a decade of experience in the startup and technology development arenas. He’s started companies in the media and energy sectors as well as lead development teams for a global technology consulting practice. He holds degrees from Georgetown University (B.S.) and The Kellogg School of Management (MBA).

Roy Arthur

Technology Architect

Roy has nearly two decades of experience developing and architecting software and systems in the energy, environmental and banking sectors. He has developed systems capable of handling tens of millions of daily transactions and has been one of the primary developers of software systems housing nearly half of all currently active oil and gas wells in the United States. He brings to ShaleCast deep expertise with big data applications which he honed at one of the world’s largest credit card service providers, as well as a working knowledge of many state oil & gas regulatory information systems.